The Penguin History of Modern China
The Fall and Rise of A Great Power, 1850 to the PresentBook - 2019
"In 1850, China was the 'sick man of Asia'. Now it is set to become the most powerful nation on earth. The Penguin History of Modern China shows how turbulent that journey has been. For 150 years China has endured as a victim of brutality on an unmatched scale, of oppression, war and famine. This makes its current position as the newest and, arguably, most important global superpower all the more extraordinary. Jonathan Fenby's clear, authoritative and brilliantly written account of China's recent past, now updated to take in the ascendency of Xi Jinping and China's global ambitions, is the definitive guide to this remarkable transformation."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: London :, Penguin Books,, 2019
Edition: Third edition
Branch Call Number: 951 F331 3rd ed
Characteristics: lii, 795 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: History of modern China